North Korean dictator, Kim Jong Un, was in Trump’s headlights this Wednesday as the president issued a warning not to underestimate the U.S. Pyongyang’s nuclear escalation prompted Trump to also criticize other Asian countries for not dealing with the threat sooner.
The speech was held at South Korea’s National Assembly where the president declared a need for action from all countries involved.
„The regime has interpreted America’s past restraint as weakness” Trump stated „Today I hope I speak not only for our countries but for all civilized nations… Do not underestimate us”
Trump shuns Kim Il-sung’s North Korea vision
He also warned North Korea that amassing weapons will only bring more attention to them and not make them safer. The president even went so far as to compare the country to an undeserving „hell” taking shots at Kim Jong Un’s grandfather Kim Il-sung.
Donald Trump was also supposed to visit the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) which stands between North and South Korea. Due to heavy fog, however, the president’s helicopter was forced to turn back after twenty minutes of flight.
White House spokeswoman, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, relayed to the press Trump’s frustration for not being able to make it to the DMZ. She emphasized the importance of the „historic” event had Trump met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the DMZ. Sanders also pointed out his visit attempt to be a sign of goodwill in maintaining the U.S and South Korea alliance.
In the same address, President Trump applauded South Korea’s prosperity compared to the North. He also spoke about the U.S’s resolve to fight if they are threatened. To add further weight to his statement, Trump said that American aircraft carriers and nuclear submarines have been stationed near the Korean Peninsula.
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